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The essential guide to your child’s mental and physical health

Wellbeing is a word found almost everywhere these days—but what does it actually mean for your child?

‘If you are a parent who wishes to have a better understanding of what children need in order to become their best, then this book is for you.’
Miriam Chachamu, psychotherapist and family therapist

ISBN: 978-0-946095-62-9
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 18 October 2016


Wellbeing is a word found almost everywhere these days—but what does it actually mean for your child?

This book will guide you through all the challenges of raising a happy and healthy child—physically and emotionally. We’ve gathered together case studies, expert research, and tips from psychologists to bring you the complete overview.

  • Forget the tabloids: here’s the truth about how much food, sleep and exercise your child really needs
  • The indispensable guide to raising a mindful child in a digital age
  • Packed with expert advice and real-life tips from parents
  • Bonus advice: how to look after your wellbeing at the same time



  • What is wellbeing?
  • Physical needs
  • Emotional needs
  • Resources
  • Difficult times
  • The digital world
  • Mindfulness

Julie Johnson

Julie originally trained as a nurse, moving into school nursing as she raised her family, then setting up her own business 25 years ago working as a consultant to schools in the area of wellbeing and personal, social, health education. She then trained as a systemic therapist, then as a psychotherapist working in schools or in private practice with children, adolescence and parents. She is a leading provider of workshops and seminars for children, adolescents and parents in London and the surrounding area. In the last few years she has become involved in the field of mindfulness and now teaches this key life skill to children, adolescents, teachers and parents. She is author of a number of children’s books on issues such as bullying, anger and step families and has contributed to a number of Radio 4 productions e.g. ‘Bringing up Britain’, and a series on Cyber Bullying etc.

She also speaks regularly within the business sector, clients have included – Credit Suise, Citi Group, Deutsche Bank, bskyb and Accenture.

Her style is down to earth, reality based, interactive and humorous. Using her wealth of experience working with parents and children she is in touch with issues that both face in an ever-changing world. She is committed to informing, equipping, affirming and at times challenging parents as they attempt to do one of the most difficult and rewarding jobs of their lives.

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  1. Jenny Baker

    5 out of 5 Practical wisdom for parents

    Jenny Baker

    I was really impressed with this book – it’s full of wisdom but doesn’t make you feel guilty, and Julie Johnson’s years of experience as a therapist, trainer and author, as well as a parent, keep it grounded and useful. It has tons of practical tips for parents who want to help their children to thrive in our complex world. Julie explains why wellbeing is so important and what we can to do to increase our children’s well-being. It’s a beautifully designed book with lots of photos, and includes case studies, research and quotes from parents. Every chapter has a section on how parents can improve their own wellbeing and look after their own needs, which is a unique and important focus. Highly recommended.

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